Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[Crown Sewing Machines Are The Best In The World]

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The front of the trade card features two drawn colored illustrations. The illustration on the left hand side contains a family at a bonfire picnic with the phrase "Crown Sewing Machines Are The Best In The World" written in yellow lettering on the rock in the background. The illustration on the right hand side contains a mother and father easily using the Florence Oil Stove at a picnic with people gathered around watching. The back of the trade card is plain.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Donaldson Brothers (Five Points, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Florence Oil Stoves

Publisher: Florence Machine Co. (Florence, Mass.)

1885 (ca.)

8.3 x 13.7 cm

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Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: [Crown Sewing Machines Are The Best In The World]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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